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Old 09-13-2017, 04:03 PM   #15
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Just to add on a little...getting the suspension dialed in and properly strengthened BEFORE adding any additional power adders gives the driver the time to "learn" the car..if you don't understand that..well...and I freely admit my 'learnin" curve has been HUGE...and FUN..not wastin time and money=frustration....actually DRIVE to the track..have a freakin blast...and then DRIVE home(sorry 10 min from the drag strip...)..even drove to 'cfest and back this year....just throwin a whole bunch of power on it doesn't always make you faster...

so good on you for exercising a little restraint and every 10th improvement is worth the time and effort....good luck!
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:22 PM   #16
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Just to add on a little...getting the suspension dialed in and properly strengthened BEFORE adding any additional power adders gives the driver the time to "learn" the car..if you don't understand that..well...and I freely admit my 'learnin" curve has been HUGE...and FUN..not wastin time and money=frustration....actually DRIVE to the track..have a freakin blast...and then DRIVE home(sorry 10 min from the drag strip...)..even drove to 'cfest and back this year....just throwin a whole bunch of power on it doesn't always make you faster...

so good on you for exercising a little restraint and every 10th improvement is worth the time and effort....good luck!
Oh, I'm sure I'll have some leaning curve with the TC/Suspension. Just as I did with the Drag Radials. That's what for me makes the experience competitive. Improving my performance and analyzing my weaknesses.

Meeting new people, making friends, and having fun make the experience somewhat addictive!

I met a gentleman on my last trip who has a 2016 Camaro SS, after getting acquainted for 20 minutes or so, he told me he had made 1 pass and his car spun so badly down the track he ran a 10.

He didn't have DR's but had Nitto 555G2 summer tires. 40 psi.
I aired them down to 20 and he ran 7.86. Being so new to drag racing as I am, and being able to help someone else was really cool!

While waiting to make my last pass in line, (they were spraying more fly paper on the track), I ended up beside a 5 second Mustang and had a few laughs with the driver. I told him I was new and trying not to do anything dumb, and he told me how he first came here @ 16 years old and ran a pickup truck, putting the rear wheels on the staging beams.

He was running Pro Tree, so I let him run alone, I haven't cut better then a .23 on the sportsman yet, so I have no business trying a PT.

Turns out he made me $20. A Honda pulled beside me, and I had seen him make 3 passes, none better then 8.6. When I was backing into the waterbox to burnout, this guy standing there says to me "I got 20 on the Honda". I made my best pass ever at 8.25, and won easily.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:52 PM   #17
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so true...I got tons of info at the 'fest, all you have to do is go up and introduce yourself and have a conversation..and as a result...in go the 3.91's once the last part shows up hopefully tomorrow..I want to get some street time on the gears before my next trip...
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